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Commercial Director

Employer
Hilton Hotels
Location
London, Greater London
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
18 Feb 2024
Commercial Director

WELCOME TO A WORLD OF OPPORTUNITIES AT THE WORLD'S #1 BEST WORKPLACE, AWARDED BY GREAT PLACE TO WORK & FORTUNE. - No two days or two hotels are the same, but our spirit and passion for hospitality always brings all our teams together to create a culture of inclusiveness, positivity and drive to achieve our common goal. “To share the light and warmth of hospitality”. With amazing training, resources and support from both managers and colleagues, there is always an opportunity to develop and grow. 

A WORLD OF REWARDS

  • Free and healthy meals when on duty
  • Grow your Career
  • Personal Development programmes designed to support you at every step of your career
  • A chance to make a difference through our Corporate Responsibility programmes – Find out what and how we are doing (https://cr.hilton.com)
  • Team Member Travel Program: discounted hotel nights plus 50% off Food and Beverages (subject to individual outlets)
  • Team Member Referral Program
  • High street discounts: with Perks at Work
  • Holiday: 28 days including bank holidays (increasing yearly to up to 33 days)
  • The Commercial Director is responsible for developing a commercial strategy covering all revenue streams and channels to maximize total revenue and profit performance as well as market share penetration and food and drink performance.

    What will I be doing?

    This role will drive the planning and execution of the commercial strategy and activity through supporting the Revenue management team, Sales, Catering and Events, Marketing, eCommerce and Public Relations teams, through working effectively with area support teams. 

    The Commercial Director is a role model for the commercial community within the owned and managed portfolio in EMEA, and develops teams and individuals in these functions whilst being a Key business partner to the Hotel General Manager. They support hotels in deriving the most value from Hilton Sales teams. The Commercial Directors role is key to seize new opportunities through strong customer relations and works as an Ambassador for the company with our Owners and Key Stakeholders.

  • Work with the GM, Finance and Operations Director to ensure profits are maximized in line with TGOP and EBITDA targets set.
  • Ensure Business Review Guidelines (current to + 5 years) all Pricing & Rate Quotation Strategies are in place in order to maximize all pricing components of sales and catering opportunities and achieve positive group market share.
  • Support various On Property, RDOS’s, and Area Marketing teams in coordinating hotel level marketing, sales and public relations activities. Liaise with regional support and brand teams to provide maximum benefit to hotel performance.
  • Support the Cluster Revenue Managers/On Property Revenue Manager and RMCC to establish an optimal mix, review and validate forecasts, develop strategies for different demand periods, and review and approve retail and group pricing strategies.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with all stakeholders, owners, hotel teams, Hilton matrix support teams to ensure commercial benefits of the hotel.
  • Liaise with VP of Operations, presents commercial strategies to Regional Team and key stakeholders.
  • Consistently conforms to Hilton brand standards and corporate identity and utilizes all communication tools (under the guidance of regional marketing and BPS).
  • Keeps in touch with Market trends and review/amend strategies accordingly in line with the evolving market conditions.
  • Participate in the leadership activity of the Hotel and Region.
  • What are we looking for?

    A Commercial Director serving Hilton brands is always working on behalf of our Guests and working with other Team Members. To successfully fill this role, you should maintain the attitude, behaviours, skills, and values that follow:

  • Minimum of 3+ year’s hospitality/travel industry experience in a revenue generating or commercial services role.
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience presenting sales plans, presentations, etc. to senior level executives and constituent groups
  • 3+ experience working in a collaborative/matrixed environment
  • 3+ years working with departmental financial data to make strategic/tactical decisions
  • 3+ years of experience evaluating and identifying business opportunities for a business
  • At least 3 years of experience managing a sales or commercial team
  • Fluent in English
  • It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • 3+ years working in a multi-complex hotel/travel industry environment
  • Experience in multiple disciplines with knowledge of Marketing, E-commerce, and Finance.


  • EVERY JOB MAKES THE STAY.

    At Hilton, It Matters Where You Stay, but The Stay is only one side of the story.

    We know it takes hundreds of jobs to create unforgettable experiences for our guests – and behind every job, there’s an extraordinary person working to make each Stay magical.  That’s why at Hilton, Every Job Makes the Stay.

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